Equinix Updates Global Platform to Accelerate Interconnection for Global Businesses

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Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company, has completed its most recent phase in the evolution of Platform Equinix® with expanded connectivity options that help enterprises, cloud providers and network providers interconnect their global business at the digital edge.

To meet the ever-growing, on-demand interconnection needs of customers and to strengthen Platform Equinix as a global platform for digital business, Equinix has expanded its connectivity service delivered via Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™) to now support connections between all of its 37 ECX Fabric markets located across five continents.

With this expanded interconnection service, available between any two ECX Fabric-enabled markets, customers can now leverage the power of Platform Equinix to privately interconnect clouds, networks and services to global data centers at their digital edge.

This new ability to connect businesses globally allows customers to connect to clouds in other regions, and directly enables customers for the first time to establish on-demand network connections between the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Additionally, customers can use the expanded ECX Fabric service as a primary connection between Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers or as a complement to their existing networks. This further unlocks the power of the world’s largest ecosystems located at Equinix by helping customers gain access to potentially thousands of new global partners they can interconnect with via ECX Fabric.

Speaking on this development, Rodrigo Silva Simão, IT Director, Agência Estado, explained, “ECX Fabric allows us to easily interconnect our infrastructure in São Paulo and New York. We are impressed with the potential and simplicity of the product. We can manage and scale the solution via the Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric Portal and it is implemented in near-real time. In addition, the connection is less expensive, provides a more consistent connection and has about 20% lower latency compared with the dedicated telecom links we use. This latency reduction is essential for us. The core business of Agência Estado is to deliver information in real time, so the lower the latency, the better efficiency in the content delivery—and this becomes a competitive advantage for us.”

Troy Heffern, Director of Operations Engineering, WorldAware, said, “ECX Fabric allowed us to build a global mesh between our data centers and cloud providers. Whether an employee is accessing our network from Annapolis, London, Cape Town or Singapore, they are always routed to the closest data center for access to the services and tools they need to carry out our mission 24/7.”

Bill Long, Vice President, Interconnection Services, Equinix, informed, “Our vision is to evolve Platform Equinix into a global platform that interconnects and integrates global businesses at the digital edge. This capability is critical for the digital transformation efforts of many enterprises, cloud providers and network providers today. With our expanded ECX Fabric global connectivity functionality our customers can now privately interconnect to key service providers and across their global digital infrastructure anywhere their business needs to be, at anytime, enabling them to reach anyone in the world, on demand, through a single private connection.”